Summer 2018 Grant Announcement

The Conservation Alliance is pleased to award 22 grants totaling $879,000 to grassroots organizations working to protect wild lands and waterways for their habitat and recreation values. This is our single largest grant disbursal since The Conservation Alliance was founded in 1989. We are on track to award a record $1.9-million in 2018. These grants are made possible by more than 220 businesses who care passionately about protecting wild places for future generations. Each of these businesses is a member of The Conservation Alliance, and plays a critical role in determining which organizations receive funding.
Included in this round of grants are: nine private land acquisitions; five Wilderness and Wild and Scenic river campaigns; three agency management planning projects; one project that seeks to protect land and water threatened by energy development; one dam removal project; and three wild land protection campaigns. Collectively, these projects seek to protect more than 10-million acres, 739 river miles, and remove five dams in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
Learn more about the projects we funded during this grant cycle:

  1. Adirondack Council – Campaign for the Raquette-Jordan Boreal Wilderness
  2. Audubon Alaska – Arctic Refuge Campaign
  3. Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – British Columbia – Campaign to Establish New Protected Areas in Northern BC
  4. Columbia Land Trust – Klickitat Canyon Conservation Campaign
  5. Conservation Colorado – Continental Divide Campaign
  6. Crested Butte Land Trust – Long Lake Land Exchange Project
  7. Grand Rapids Whitewater – Grand River Revitalization Project
  8. John Muir Land Trust – Campaign to Save Almond Ranch
  9. Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center – Oregon Wildlands Campaign
  10. Montana Wilderness Association – Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project
  11. National Wildlife Federation – Connecting the Upper Rio Grande Campaign
  12. Oregon Natural Desert Association – Campaign to Secure Lasting Protection for Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands and Hart-Sheldon Landscape
  13. San Juan Citizen’s Alliance – San Juan Mountains Wilderness Campaign
  14. Save the Redwoods League – Protecting the Giants of Giant Sequoia National Monument Campaign
  15. Sierra Forest Legacy – Campaign to Protect Roadless Areas and Wild and Scenic rivers in the Southern Sierra Nevada
  16. The Nature Conservancy of North Carolina – Citatel Tract, Black River Preserve Campaign
  17. The Ocean Foundation – Nopolo Park Project
  18. The Trust for Public Land – Pōhue Bay Project
  19. Washington Wild – North Cascades and Puget Sound Headwaters Campaign
  20. Western Rivers Conservancy – Nason Ridge Project
  21. Whatcom Land Trust – Skookum Creek Campaign
  22. Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative – Campaign to Protect Alberta’s Bighorn Region